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How to do Things on Our Website

We are not webmasters, nor are we particularly familiar with internet protocols. We simply want to provide access to information in a way that is easy to understand. Some processes that we use are built into the design of our site and some use facilities that vary depending on which browser is used to access the site.

This page will contain any instructions that people tell us that it would be helpful to provide.

Searching

Much of our site contains names of people and places, usually in chronological order. So there is a need to search this data.

On the Home Page is a global Google-based search facility throughout the whole site. Depending on what you are looking for there could be too many 'hits' to be useful.

So for those who didn't know it existed Google Chrome has a search facility for individual pages. Press "Ctrl-F" and a search box appears near the top right of the screen. Other browsers should have similar features.
Alternatively you could click on the Customise and Control Google Chrome button  which is at the top right of the browsing screen, then select "Find" from the drop-down menu.
If you use an iPad, then the Safari web browser has an icon that looks like   . Click on this icon and a number of icons appear in a sub-menu. There seems to be an upper row of coloured icons and a lower row of black & white icons. Scroll through the lower row of icons until you see the magnifying glass with the caption 'Find on Page'. Click this and the keyboard appears ready for you to enter your search string.
Having entered a search string, a grey bar appears at the bottom of the screen. At the left of this bar it tells you how many matches there are, and you can use the up and down arrows to go through them one at a time.

Please bear in mind that we are not sophisticated enough to use "sounds like" or alternative spellings. If you do not find what you are looking for, try alternative spellings or "parts of words".

Section created on: Saturday, 27 February, 2016.

Pictures with the wrong orientation

Our site was designed to be used on desktops or laptops, but can also be accessed by tablets and phones. However, some mobile devices (particularly Apple-based ones) transpose some pictures from portrait to landscape. We do not know what causes this and are not competent enough to solve the problem. If you do encounter this problem then the best we can suggest is "try a bigger computer"  Sorry !

Section created on: Sunday, 28 February, 2016.

 

Page last updated on: Sunday, 28 February, 2016.